On Saturday, 22 February 2014 at 7 pm AfricAvenir invites to the Namibian Premiere of the Kenyan film „Something Necessary“ (Original with English subtitles) at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek. “Something Necessary” is an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections, claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son, and leaving her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in ruins.nThe Kenyan fiction film “Something Necessary” was directed by Judy Kibinge and produced by Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Tom Tykwer, and Ginger Wilson (One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink) in 2013. The screenplay was written by Mungai Kiroga and JC Naila.nThe film length is 85 minutes. The film will be presented in its Original languages (Swahili, Kikuyu, and English) with English subtitles.nThe screening is supported by AfriCine, WhatsOnWindhoek, Goethe-Centre/NaDS, Turipamwe Designs and One Fine Day Films.
Entrance: 30,- N$n
“Something Necessary” is an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections, claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son, and leaving her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in ruins.
It begins with disturbing, real video footage of the carnage that occurred after the elections, but the film opts instead to tell the quiet story of Anne’s struggle to move on from the past.nOnce a nurse, with a solid career and loving family, she now has nothing but her resolve to rebuild her life left. nJoseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide violence is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search for redemption.
Both he and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on – but will either of them find it?
The director about her film:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_YDvtx1FNU
About the director:
Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi in 1967. Her family left for Washington DC in the USA in 1969, where they lived for the next five years. When she was seven, she won a major children’s writing competition in the USA . She studied at Kenya High School and Malvern Girls College in the UK , after which she proceeded to Art College in Birmingham , then Art College at Manchester Polytechnic where she graduated in Design for Communication Media. She worked at McCann Ericsson Kenya for eight years, three and a half of which were as Creative Director–the first black Creative Director in Kenya. She has been personally responsible for many award winning adverts. She quit McCann in October 1999 to pursue a career in film. In three years alone she produced numerous corporate documentaries, shot across the continent for Monsato, IPPF, Technoserve and others. She has also written the screenplay for and directed a short film for MNET entitled The Aftermath. Her film, Dangerous Affair, won the overall prize at the Zanzibar Film Festival in 2003. She has recently started a Multimedia Hotshop company called Seven.
The film series African Perspectives is supported by AfriCine, WhatsOnWindhoek, Turipamwe Desgin, and the Goethe-Centre Windhoek.
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